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Ani Antik Kenti

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amazing Ani

A must do experience. This is extraordinary. 2 hours is a perfect amount of time there. We went via... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
trudi276
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Melbourne, Australia
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Well worth visiting

The atmosphere in this abandoned medieval Armenian city which is now in Turkey is amazing. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
John_MtEden
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travelled to Kars on my own and employed Celil Ersoglu to show me around the region for 4 days. I toured Kars, Ani, Şavşat, Karagol, Laset,Şeytan Castle, Çıldır Lake, Tuzluca Salt Caves, İshak Paşa palace and views of Mt Ararat. He has extensive knowledge...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must do experience. This is extraordinary. 2 hours is a perfect amount of time there. We went via private taxi which was 150 lira total. The driver stayed for the 2 hours we were there. It’s just such an amazing landscape.

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

The atmosphere in this abandoned medieval Armenian city which is now in Turkey is amazing. It is perched on a high promontory and still has a large portion of the original city walls. Within these are some surviving buildings of note and restoration and preservation...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The history. Wow. Anı, Kars. Medieval town that once rivaled Constantinople lies in ruins with major restoration under way. Monasteries dating back to 961ad and mosques since the 11th century after the Turkish conquest. Architectural masterpieces and parts of the silk road set on a...More

1  Thank Tarkan O
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful scenery. Hot in July, but strolling along these rolling green hills past the old ruins was well worth the sweat.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I would recommend contacting Celil (details are in the lonely planet guide). He arranged a shared transfer to Ani from Kars for me and two others, reducing the cost of the journey compared to the local taxis who offer to make the trip. En route...More

1  Thank euanoneill
Reviewed 9 May 2018

A magnificent city dating back 5000 years ago. More than 20 civilizations lived. It is on the Silk Road, the largest trade route of a period. Roman civilization, Seljuk civilization, all lived here. You can feel the glory. It has been on the UNESCO World...More

Thank Albatross_06
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We visited Ani knowing little about what we were about to see and were simply blown away by the city and its location. We were blessed with a beautiful day where surrounding snow-capped mountains could be seen in the distance. We spent three hours there,...More

Thank MAJ_Dave44
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Instead of taking public transport, to rent a private car is the best option to move around Kars and also to visit Ani. Outstanding! Started quite early, the journey from Kars to Ani is breathtakingly beautiful view of mountain, open space, cattle and Armenia is...More

Thank Lanni_12
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit, but you have to be careful to find transportation to the site. It takes 40min from Kars and there is transportation from the municipality for 14TRY, but in our case the buses were getting full and was difficult to enter....More

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Amanda P
15 April 2017|
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Local buses do leave from the corner of antik cafe but (Nov 2017) it leaves at 11. Just ask inside the cafe at what time will be bus arrive. It also depends on the amount of people. May there not be enough people, the bus... More
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15 March 2017|
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Response from Shibafu | Reviewed this property |
Hi Paul, when I was visiting the ruins I overheard that taking professional photographs inside need a special authorization, otherwise they don't let you use a tripod. But you can take as many as you want without using a... More
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